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42-30719

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Kearney 27/7/43; Scott 14/8/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-P] Framlingham 25/8/43; Missing in Action Duren 20/10/43 with Harold W. Schuyler, Co-pilot: Earl H. Rivers Jr, Bombardier: George M. Sennatt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Charles A. Bolig, Ball turret gunner: Billy D. Lincoln, Waist gunner: Harry Colby, Tail gunner: Robert Nielsen (7 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Herman E. Gruntmeir, Waist gunner: Richard H. Johnson (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: John K. Hurst (evaded capture); enemy aircraft, aircraft broke in half, and crashed Eerde, near Veghel, Holland. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1039. SHATZI.

Service

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Bolig

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Lewis Gardner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3328 'Miss Fortune', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Herman Gruntmeir

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #4230719 'Shatzi. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Hurst

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi'. Evaded. Escape & Evasion Report E&E 323.

  • Harry Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #4230719 'Shatzi. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Billy Lincoln

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #4230719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Nielsen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW). His Draft Registration card dated 16 February 1942 at the City of Erie Local Board N° 6 has his last name erroneously as Nielson...

  • Earl Rivers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 42-30719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Schuyler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #4230719 'Shatzi. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 116

    20 October 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the industrial areas of Duren, Germany. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined formation of 103 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that includes: 91BG (3); 92BG (14); 303BG (19);...

Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return 20 October 1943

crashed near Eerde, Holland

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2018 13:40:58 ED-BB Changes to markings, description, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 1039

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1039 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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